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Parent Compact Letter

Our school believes that students are more successful at reaching their full academic
potential when families and school staff work together as partners. Ben Franklin
Elementary School and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and
programs funded by Title I, agree that this School-Parent Compact outlines how they will
share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. In addition, the
compact will outline the means by which the school will build and develop a partnership
that will help children achieve the State’s high standards.

This school-parent compact is in effect during the 2022-23 school year.

Parent Responsibilities:
We as parents and partners in our child’s education will support our child’s learning in the
following ways:
▪ I will ensure that my child attends school each day and arrives on time.
▪ I will ensure that my child completes his/her homework.
▪ I will ensure my child meets the school’s daily/weekly home reading goal.
▪ I will monitor the amount of television my child watches.
▪ I will volunteer in my child’s classroom/school as I am able.
▪ I will participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my child’s education.
▪ I will promote positive use of my child's extracurricular time.
▪ I will stay informed about my child's education and communicate with the school
by reading all notices from the school or the school district either received by my
child, by mail, by e-mail, by classroom used apps, and I will respond as appropriate.

School Responsibilities:

Ben Franklin Elementary School will:

1. Provide a high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective
learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the State’s
student academic achievement standards as follows:

▪ We will communicate the school’s vision, mission, and goals.
▪ We will maintain and foster high standards of academic achievement and

▪ We will conduct at least one parent meeting to discuss the Title I School-
Parent Compact.

2. Hold parent-teacher-student conferences during which this compact will be
discussed as it relates to the individual child’s goals and achievement. These
conferences will be held in October and March.

3. Provide parents with reports on their child’s progress.

▪ We will communicate district standards and benchmarks to parents through
our district communications.
▪ We will share progress reports during conferences held in October and
▪ We will provide trimester progress through Standards-Based Reference
Reports to parents. Parents will receive a letter explaining SBRC since this
will be a new concept compared to the typical report cards from the past.
▪ Specialists will provide progress reports to parents.
▪ All parents will have access to PowerSchool Attendance data daily.

4. Provide parents reasonable access to staff. Staff will be available for consultation
with parents as follows:
▪ We will provide a supportive environment in which families are welcome
▪ We will encourage parents to schedule an appointment to meet with teachers
about suggestions, questions, and/or concerns.

5. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and
to observe classroom activities, as follows.
▪ We will encourage parents to volunteer for a variety of classroom and
schoolwide events.
▪ We will encourage parents to attend a monthly reading event (RED). *Will
start in October
▪ We will invite parents to participate in and observe classroom activities.
▪ We will invite parents to special assemblies, classroom performances, and
school programs.